I’ve been having such a great response to April’s “More Real Food” Challenge in my free private FB group. (We are almost done–but all of the previous videos are still there…we would love to have you join us!)
Basically, we have been learning about real foods vs. not real foods and their…
+Effect on leptin release and hearing leptin
+Impact on ghrelin taming
+Increase or decrease of dopamine spikes
+Influence on creating positive food habits
+fiber, water, and fluffiness contents
+Impact on over desiring, overeating, overweight, and control
+Much much more!
As we get better and better at Intermittent Fasting, we will keep insulin low 16-20 hours a day; we will tame ghrelin; we will hear leptin better…(Check out my free upcoming workshop for fasting help!)
And we will get really good at other skills as well.
Donna Reish, blogger, Intermittent Fasting teacher, health seeker, and author of over 100 curriculum books for students shares the Four Ways We Reduce Weight, Inches, and Cravings With Intermittent Fasting in this episode. Donna uses her four quad chart to show the four things that affect weight loss, inch loss, and craving reductions. (Scroll down to the bottom to see the charts!)
The four ways we lose include getting into fat burning during the fast, retaining muscle through fasting, skimming off calories (and reducing cravings/controlling appetite through fasting), and boosting our metabolism. Donna then describes IF as a lifestyle and how we CAN tweak the schedule as desired, but veering too far off or constantly making exceptions can lead to our “stopping and starting” IF—which reduces the chance of it becoming a lifestyle for us. This episode is sponsored by Plexus Slim, Hunger Control. Get your free sample of this amazing, energy-giving pink drink HERE.
That feeling that I have tried so hard to overcome for three decades..
But I overcame it!
If you are one of those “all or nothing” gals—or “make too many changes at one time” gals—you are not alone!
So I documented the feeling—and everything I thought about to overcome it..in this week’s Fast Shot video.
As you’ll see in the video—I did it without my hair done and make up on…and with no outline! Lol! (Something really is changing in me!)
Today I have a Fast Shot that I created in my free private FB group (join here!) when I began the April “More Real Food” Challenge two weeks ago.
It isn’t quite as “fast” as my fast shots are supposed to be. (Shock, shock!)
And it has info in how to join the challenge (you can join anytime and watch all 30 of the videos in the group at your own pace).
But it also has some good info about considering which foods in your life are “real” (and thus, less seductive, craving-causing, calorie dense, appetite-increasing, etc.)….
And which foods are less than real (and thus, more seductive, craving-causing, calorie dense, and appetite-increasing)….
Not real food…..do we call it processed food, packaged foods, sugary foods, calorie dense foods, nutrient lacking food, junk food, or something else?
And then what do we call Real Food—I mean, it can be in a package, right (frozen veggies, canned fruit, jars of nuts)? It can be calorie dense (butter, coconut oil, avocado, egg yolk, chicken skin….the list goes on). It can be in a package or not.
This month we are having a “More Real Food” Challenge in my free private FB group.
And I’m teaching live every. single. day. (Think lots of hats before I go work out! ha ha)
But I want us to learn and grow together–and change our eating habits in such a way that we have an impact on our overeating, overhunger, over craving, and over desire.
So…we are first of all PLANNING and determining a way to MEASURE (not like weighing our food or anything!).
In this Broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, talks about insomnia and Intermittent Fasting. She begins the broadcast with her and her husband’s fasting update and what she has been learning about calorie cycling—and how many IF’ers who are within 20 pounds of their goal weight do a version of calorie cycling without even realizing it or counting calories. She describes how making food restrictions based on occasions and eating at home can help us break through plateaus and set us up for healthier eating overall.
Donna then digs into the topic of insomnia—and how our circadian rhythms are related to insomnia as well as to our fasting and eating cycles. She describes potential causes for insomnia as related to fasting—including hunger, lack of satiety, and lack of food satisfaction. She also describes how IF-related insomnia usually subsides within a week or so and how IF actually gives deeper and better sleep overall. Then she moves into typical reasons for insomnia, describing how they affect our sleep and wake patterns. These include caffeine, blue light, exercise, lack of activity/napping/sleeping late, magnesium deficiency, and subdued melatonin release.
This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Specifically, Donna taught about Plexus’ new metabolism/cortisol-reducing/thyroid aiding MetaBurn today! This natural, plant-based product is loaded with amazing adaptogens as well as other incredible mood and metabolism-boosting ingredients. Donna is offering a FREE private FB group centered around weight management coaching and teaching for all of her wholesalers and customers in the coming year!
In this Broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, talks about the benefits of adequate sleep and the downside of too little sleep. She begins the broadcast with her and her husband’s fasting update and what she has been learning from Dr. Stephan Guyenet’s book, The Hungry Brain. Specifically, Donna points out how important it is to control our food environment if we want to reduce our processed food intake and eat more real foods/less calorie dense foods on a regular basis—and how to make treats into the “special occasions” that they should be. Then she digs into statistics on sleep in general—how much we sleep today vs thirty years ago; circadian rhythms, and more. Next, Donna gives the many benefits of sleeping 7 to 9 hours each night (including its effect on weight management efforts). Then she goes into detail about the detriments of too little sleep, which include lowering of Human Growth Hormone, raising of cortisol (stress hormone), lessening of our response to leptin (satiety hormone), and much more. This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Specifically, Donna taught about Plexus’ magnesium supplement, BioCleanse, today! Donna is offering a FREE private FB group centered around weight management coaching and teaching for all of her wholesalers and customers in the coming year!
In this “special” Broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, combines two of her “Fast Shot” videos into one broadcast during the holidays when she wasn’t recording as much. The first half of this episode is Donna describing when and how someone might want to count calories while Intermittent Fasting. Calorie counting might work well for someone who has eaten very calorie dense through low carb/high fat prior to IF. It might help someone who eats too much processed food. It might help someone who is down to their last 20-30 pounds. Donna also explains how to figure your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure). In the second half, Donna teaches viewers about Calorie Cycling. She explains why it is superior to calorie counting, how many Intermittent Fasters do this naturally in planning for bigger meals and festivities, and how calorie cycling can help us eat more nutrient dense foods. This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Donna is offering a private FB group centered around weight management coaching and teaching for all of her wholesalers and customers in the coming year! read more…
In this Broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, talks about three steps that it takes to build belief and adherence to something in your life. In step one, she talks about how the initial step in adhering to anything is believing in what you are going to do. This first step is achieved by seeing it work for others (especially people you know and trust) and understanding the process well enough to think that it really could yield results. In step two, Donna describes how you must believe that YOU can make that protocol work! You have to believe that you have it within you to make this protocol work. You have to see yourself being successful with the plan. Lastly, you must put habits in place in order to become successful. You can’t just say that you want to do this or that. You must have the habits in place in order to become the person who succeeds. Every day. Every habit. That is how we adhere and persist in a successful program. Donna Donna gives tips for developing these habits—environment, consistency, habituation, and more. Lastly, Donna applies these steps to becoming fit through exercise. This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus supplements. Donna is offering a private FB group centered around weight management coaching and teaching for all of her wholesalers and customers in the coming year!
Don’t make another typical resolution this year!
Make a resolution that you can stick with!
Research shows that 92% of the time, New Year’s resolutions are done away with by January 20th.
This made me wonder…what resolutions aren’t broken….what are those 8% of resolutions that “stick”?
Then I thought back to last year at this time.
Time to Seize the New Year
By Donna Reish
Time to let the past go by
To leave the former year behind.
To release its hurts and sing its praise
To look ahead to future days.
Time to love those undeserving
In forgiveness persevering
Leaving no ill will behind
Pure of heart and pure of mind.
Time to learn from past mistakes
To grow and change for future’s sake.
To leave regrets and undone goals
To enter in with heart and soul.
Time to face the days ahead
With hope and faith and not with dread
To see the light of life that’s clear
And give to those we hold so dear.
Time to give and love all more
To help the hurting and the poor
To speak kind words and give good cheer
Every day of this new year.
2018 was a year of great changes for us.
(Actually, the last five years have been years of huge changes: graduating our seventh/final child from 32 years of homeschooling, adding four kids-in-love to our family, becoming grandparents, becoming empty nesters, becoming entrepreneurs, getting into the business of health, learning and loving plant-based supplementation, becoming exercisers….so much change!
It is the end of the year/beginning of a new year….the time for reflection, goal setting, and resolution making.
However, the statistics for yearly goal setting and resolution making are bleak at best.
Studies indicate that only 8% of the people who make resolutions are still following those resolutions come January 22nd.
And less than 1% of people will keep said resolutions throughout the whole year.
Diets are usually at the top of a resolution list. Followed shortly by exercise and finances (i.e. saving a certain amount or staying on budget or getting out of debt).
The diet resolution news gets even worse.
In this video, Donna Reish, author of over a hundred curriculum books for kids, blogger, health seeker, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, explains her two coaching options currently available. The first one is her month-long Intermittent Fasting course (intermittentfastingcourse.com) in which Donna guides her students via daily videos, outlines, graphics, charts, and images in everything they need to get started on IF! This comes with a private course FB group in which Donna interacts with students daily and answers questions as they come up. This course is truly “a month to learn it; a lifetime to live it!” Secondly, Donna describes her health and weight management coaching for her and her team’s Plexus Ambassadors and customers. With a minimum monthly purchase of plant-based, health-changing Plexus supplements, users are invited to join her closed FB group called Reishes’ Serious Plexus Peeps where Donna will address tons of issues related to health, fitness, food, and weight management in live videos three times each week! Consider one or both options in which you will learn how to help your body help you achieve your goals!!!
In this Broadcast, Donna Reish, blogger, author of 100 curriculum books for preschool through twelfth graders, seeker of health and fitness, and Intermittent Fasting teacher, shares with listeners more of the “things she has learned after one year of Intermittent Fasting.” This is Part II of this topic—in Broadcast #36 she talked about how she realized she had been “dieting” on too much food/too many calories; how she can control food–food doesn’t have to control her; how overweight is not always our fault; and that sustainability is everything. In this episode, she continues with why IF is the best weight management approach for her due to her ability to adhere to it. Severe restrictions or cutting out entire foods and food groups result in immediate failure as soon as the individual goes to a party or eats out. With IF, this continually failure is not a part of the faster’s life—and success breeds success whereas failure breeds failure. Next, Donna describes the many avenues of freedom that Intermittent Fasting has brought her, including food freedom, financial freedom, time and resource freedom, decision freedom, and much more. Next Donna talks about one of her favorite new “lessons” from her year of IF—the importance of sleep on hormone balancing, metabolism, brain function, and more. Lastly, Donna describes how IF has led her to become a fitness person—someone who works out regularly, builds strength and muscle, and keeps her fitness commitments. This has been another area that eluded her prior to IF, so it is an exciting one to her! This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Plexus’ new thyroid, adrenal, metabolism, and mood product, the all natural MetaBurn!
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